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Deer Factory: How To Choose Stand Locations

How to choose stand locations is one of the most critical components of any whitetail hunting strategy.

If you don't account for access to and from stand locations, how terrain features will steer deer and how food plot locations impact how to choose stand locations, you're missing out on a major component of Pat Hogan and James Kroll offer advice on picking the proper hunting spots on your deer factory property.

Looking at an aerial image of your hunting location can aid greatly in understanding how deer will move through the parcel and can also help to identify how any logging roads or existing trails may be of use to help you choose stand locations.

Make sure to take the wind direction into account, including any thermals that might occur in hilly country.


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